Notorious Kasur Fish- Sheikh Javed Fish Corner

With tossdown shaping up it seemed to be an imperative task on our hands to review the famous Kasur Fish that has been continuously growing on the Lahori crowd ever since its discovery about a couple of years back. Since then it has taken over the fish craze and always comes up in a fish eating discussion; the only thing that stops people to vote for it is just the distance from the city of Lahore which we calculated was about 50KM on Feroze Pur road. So on a beautiful rainy winter morning we made a decision to finally find, eat and review this Kasur Fish escapade.
The very first thing you need to know is that it is highly adventurous leaving the city just to have lunch. With the feroze pur road recently renovated we found it no problem to reach kasur in about an hour of casual driving and ofcoarse chit chat. Kasur is a simpler place to get around and somehow when we entered the main bazaar we ended pretty near the place, however we didn’t know what the name was so we asked and everyone pointed to the Sheikh fish place. I had vague memories of coming here in the past of going inside the tight typical streets of the old kasur urbans and reaching the place. So one milestone was the Noor Mosque, where we parked the car and set on foot in the succinct streets passing small eateries on our way where we saw from fresh French fries to sohan halwa, barfi and all types of sweet. Following the trail we exactly hit the spot and it all came like blast from the past.
Luckily we found the place to sit and the moment we sat a bad news broke of us having to wait for an hour as the place seemed to be jam packed! Yes I mean flooded with frying fish and the people who it belonged to. We tried acting chummy with the waiter telling him we are out of the city but he told us everyone is out of the city but he would do something for us. Well he only said that because our 2kgs reached after an hour really. One thing is for sure the kasuris mean what they say first. We were 4 people and this was more than enough. We ate and ate like mad but it won’t finish but mind you a food has to be extremely edible to be eaten like mad and so it was with the combo of the mint chatni and naans and yes chilled soda to gulp it down. Every bite was cherishable and to the taste. We at tossdown would’ve recommended it before going there, but we wanted to make sure if it’s still as good, before we rekindle the spirit of the kasuri fish. We think this is the right time to go have your meal there before we enter the hot summers where even the word fish becomes unbearable to think of. Although we had more plans to continuing our adventure to the Ganda Singh Border Flag down ceremony that is only 15 mins away from this place, it really is a ritual to be a part of. We suggest you reach the place round lunch time as there is an approx wait of an hour have your meal, have from an array of delectable desert and make your way to the Ganda Sign Border and you would thank tossdown all the way. At 400/kg the extremely delicious fish is also not a bad deal on the pocket.

Fish fresh off the pan (sorry for the poor image quality)

Fish fresh off the pan (sorry for the poor image quality)

Best, Ghalib Market Lahore (Halwa Puri)

When it comes to a Sunday morning in Lahore the hottest words are Halwa puri. Believe it or not its like a ritual of the place to have a halva puri on a Sunday morning for most us lahoris and we religiously follow it specially when we have a guest over outside the city, or friends over for the night or early morning Sunday cricket match or just a family holiday breakfast well see that’s what we mean when we say Halva Puri is synonymous to a Sunday morning in Lahore.
Just because this is one of the famous dishes of the city we have bunch loads of options but most of the good ones are in the interior city which seems to be a tedious job in itself, however there are a couple of good ones scattered around the city and we found one just in gulberg, Ghalib Market. Recommended by our friend tossdown team went straight to toss some halva puri and chanas. Before anything I would say it was a beautiful cool breezy January morning with the sun just pouring in mildly and the breeze making the green dance over you. Now in this kinda of an aura you would love anything and so we did when our fresh puris reached the table. Funny thing about the lahoris, we attack it the moment it lands no matter if we are sitting at a dhaba or a fine dine its just our style and we say we know eating better than anyone. Maybe we are just keen to analyse the food or maybe we just love it too much to stay away. Hands down the puris were good above average compared to the best in town, the chanas were average and so was the halwa but surprisingly the chicken kachori was politely delicious. We ate without complains and a loads of laughter (noting about the food just personal jokes) but at all times keeping in our mind the responsibility of tossdown and brining you our exact experience at the place. We followed it with tea from a neighboring tea stall, which was great and like I said the entire experience we had no complains. We suggest you pay a visit to the place, it deserves it specially due to the environment and the puris.